England Coast Path

England Coast Path

English Coast Path The England Coast Path will be a new National Trail all around England's coast. It's opening in sections and will be complete in 2020. When it is complete it will be be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world. You can see a map showing progress here.

The England Coast Path is happening because of a completely new right of access that gives everyone the legal right to explore our coast for the very first time. It is much more than just a path, it gives access to beaches, cliff-tops, and most of the wonderful habitats around our coast. You can see the open sections and how they relate to the other National Trails here.

Coastal sections of existing National Trails will become part of the England Coast Path in time. This will give the Trails better protection when the coast erodes. The Trails won't lose their own identities though, they will still be National Trails in their own right and the signage will be the same, but you may see new signs saying 'part of the England Coast Path'.

There is also a Wales Coast Path - you can find out about that on the Wales Coast Path website. The Wales Coast Path isn't a National Trail.


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